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									Geometry in Architecture
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            last presentation slide.
Nature's great book is
written in mathematics.

                              Galileo
     Italian physicist and astronomer
Geometry
   In
 Nature
Math is sometimes
called the science of
patterns.
              Ronald Graham
               Mathematician
 Geometry
    In
Architecture
Triangles are rigid.
Their angles cannot be
changed; therefore,
they are the strongest
shape used in
building. They
provide structural
integrity.
Notice how
the columns
on the front
of the Capitol
and along the
dome create
parallel lines.
How many different types of
symmetry can you find in this tiled
archway? Where are the lines of
reflection?
                  Objectives
By the end of this project, students will be
 able to:

   Identify a variety of geometric shapes
   Define specific geometric shapes
   Explain how each different shape
    identified fits its specific geometric
    definition
      Overview of the Assignment

As a team, you will be making a PowerPoint
 presentation. Each presentation slide will
 display examples of geometry found in the
 architecture of our community, vocabulary
 word and definition, and how the picture
 and shape meet the definition standards.
                   Materials
                 Digital Camera
    • Checkout from school
    • Your own
    • Cell phone
   Computer
   Vocabulary List
   Math textbook (glossary of terms)
   Online glossary of math terms
                   Partners
   Choose wisely
   Grade is the same for all members of the
    group
   No more than 3 in a group
   You may work alone
                Instructions
   Create your team
   Checkout a digital camera from your
    teacher or be prepared with one of
    your own.
   Print out a copy of the “Geometry
    Vocabulary” list located in the
    “Assignments” folder
           1. My Computer
           2. Assignments folder
           3. Teacher’s folder
           4. Geometry Vocabulary List Doc.
            Homework
 Take a walk around your
  neighborhood including main
  streets.
 Take pictures of examples of
  each vocabulary word as you find
  the geometric shape in
  architecture (building design).
            Class Work
 Download your pictures to your
  folder.
 Divide up the vocabulary words
  evenly between team members.
 Create PowerPoint slides with the
  following information:
                  Requirements
   Introduction slide:

   Vocabulary slides:

   End Slides:
      Introduction Slide

1. Title
2. Team Member Names
3. Class Period
4. Date
           Artistic Architecture

                     Janey Doe
                     Bobby Sox
                   Dusty Rhodes

Geometry: 2nd Period
October 12, 2008
             Vocabulary Slides
    1. 20 Vocabulary Words Required
    2. 2 words per slide
                         Including:

                      Vocabulary word

            Definition of the vocabulary word

        Photo example of the vocabulary word

   Explanation of how the photo is an example
              of the vocabulary word.
              Sample Slide


Explanation

                                      Vocabulary
                                        Word
                 Photo




                         Definition
             End Slide
   One for each team member

1. Team Member’s Name
2. Short paragraph of what was learned
  through this assignment.
3. Photo of Student
Sample End Slide
                  Finishing
To complete the project:

1.   Double check your definitions, photos,
     and explanations for accuracy.
2.   Add transitions if desired.
3.   Upload your project to the student- work
     folder for grading.
4.   Prepare group for project presentation.
     (Who is going to do what?)
                            Grading Rubric
Photos           5
          All photos are
                                   4
                            Most Photos
                                                     3
                                              Some photos
                                                                       2
                                                                Only a few
                                                                                         1
                                                                                  Photos are not
          clear and well    are clear and     are clear and     photos are        clear or well
          defined           well defined      well defined      clear and well    defined
          (20 photos)       (17 photos)       (15 photos)       defined           (10 photos)
                                                                (12 photos)

Slides            5
          All slides are
                                    4
                            Most slides are
                                                      3
                                              Some slides
                                                                        2
                                                                Only a few
                                                                                          1
                                                                                  Slides are not
          well prepared     well prepared     are well          slides are well   well prepared
          and organized     and organized     prepared and      prepared and      or organized
          (95% of           (90% of           organized         organized         (75% of
          slides)           slides)           (85% of           (80% of           slides)
                                              slides)           slides)

Defini-           5
          All definitions   Most
                                   4
                                              Some
                                                     3                  2
                                                                Only a few
                                                                                          1
                                                                                  Definitions are
tions     are correct
          (20
                            definitions are
                            correct
                                              definitions are
                                              correct
                                                                definitions are
                                                                correct
                                                                                  not correct
                                                                                  (10
          definitions)      (17               (15               (12               definitions)
                            definitions)      definitions)      definitions)
                            Rubric Cont.

End             5
         All paragraphs
                                  4                 3
                                                  Some
                                                                     2                 1
                                                                                Paragraphs

Slides   are clear and
         well written
                                               paragraphs
                                              are clear and
                                                                                are not clear
                                                                                or well written
                                               well written



Over-           5
         Project is well
                                  4
                           Most of the
                                                    3
                                             Some of the
                                                                      2
                                                               Only part of
                                                                                       1
                                                                                The project is
all      prepared and
         organized
                           project is well
                           prepared and
                                             project is well
                                             prepared and
                                                               the project is
                                                               well prepared
                                                                                not well
                                                                                prepared or
Score                      organized         organized         and organized    organized
         Scores

25-21.5 points = AA



21-19 points = B
18.5 – 16.5 points = C
16 – 14.5 points = D
Below 14 points = F
Geometry in Architecture
Student Generated PowerPoint
        Presentations


            Teacher information located after the
            last presentation slide.
                 Teacher Information
   This project will build on prior knowledge
    (scaffolding). Previous vocabulary instruction will
    be necessary prior to this project.
   Students with IEPs or other special needs should
    be given the accommodation of extra time or a
    reduced number of vocabulary words necessary
    for their project.
   Advanced students should be encouraged to use
    more technical vocabulary definitions as part of
    their project.
   Students with advanced computer skills or
    experience with PowerPoint should be partnered
    with students who need to increase their skills.
    This partnership will foster learning for both
    students as they learn to work together to
    complete a quality project.
   Extension Activities: The following web sites contain additional
   information and extension activities for classroom use. These
   sites could be used as extension activities or as learning sites for
   additional practice or rewards. A brief explanation accompanies
   each website.
• http://www.aaamath.com/geo.htm Vocabulary explanations and facts
suited for lower level learners (special education).

•http://campus.northpark.edu/math/precalculus/Transcendental/Trigono
metric/Geometry/Exercises/exercises.html Geometry and Trigonometry
practice exercises.

• http://www.learner.org/teacherslab/math/geometry/ Great site filled
with games, activities, and information covering many different
mathematical concepts.

• http://cte.jhu.edu/techacademy/web/2000/heal/siteslist.htm A
collection of great sight filled with game, activities, and math problem
web sites.

• http://www.math.com/practice/Geometry.html Online interactive
Geometry units; including unit quizzes. Could also be used in the
classroom as specific geometry units.

								
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